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Catalogue: Pottery: Maricopa and Mojave (27)
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Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$250.00
Red pottery vase traditionally hand crafted by Maricopa Indian artist Vesta Bread. Hand built with coils of native clay, stone burnished red clay slip, painted with boiled mesquite bark and pit fired.

The gracefully shaped vase stands 5 1/2 inches tall and is 3 1/2 inches across the body.

One of six Maricopa pots purchased from Vesta Bread at her home around 1969. Unsigned, as she made them for the collector.

Fine original condition.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$280.00
Red pottery bowl traditionally hand crafted by Maricopa Indian artist Vesta Bread. Hand built with coils of native clay, stone burnished red clay slip, painted with boiled mesquite bark and pit fired. You can feel her finger impressions inside!

The very round bowl stands 4 inches tall and is 5 1/4 inches across the body. Really nice geometric design, almost like a basket.

One of six Maricopa pots purchased from Vesta Bread at her home around 1969. Unsigned, as she made them for the collector.

Fine original condition.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$280.00
Red pottery tall neck vase traditionally hand crafted by Maricopa Indian artist Vesta Bread. Hand built with coils of native clay, stone burnished red clay slip, painted with boiled mesquite bark and pit fired.

The classic shaped vase stands 6 inches tall and is 4 inches across the body.

One of six Maricopa pots purchased from Vesta Bread at her home around 1969. Unsigned, as she made them for the collector.

Fine original condition. Beautifully painted design, one side fired light.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$350.00
Charming effigy pot with two faces made by the Maricopa Indians of Arizona. Made in the style of the Mojave effigy pottery, we can tell by the slipped clay and red iron oxide paint that this is Maricopa.

In the 1960s, an Indian art Dealer urged some Maricopa potters to make effigy pots like those of Annie Fields and Elmer Gates. Since the Maricopa were originally over on the Colorado River, they felt comfortable with that idea. We have seen effigies by Mabel Sunn, Vesta Bread, Barbara Johnson, Therolina Bread and Warren Oliver. My best guess is Therolina Bread.

This unsigned piece has painted tattoos and beaded jewelry. Stands 7 1/2" tall by 5 1/4" across the spouts.

Excellent condition, circa 1960s.

Buyer pays $20.00 for shipping and insurance.

Retail price $650.00

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$400.00
Charming effigy pot with two heads made by the Maricopa Indians of Arizona. Made in the style of the Mojave effigy pottery, we can tell by the slipped clay and red iron oxide paint that this is Maricopa.

In the 1960s, an Indian art Dealer urged some Maricopa potters to make effigy pots like those of Annie Fields and Elmer Gates. Since the Maricopa were originally over on the Colorado River, they felt comfortable with that idea. We have seen effigies by Mabel Sunn, Vesta Bread, Barbara Johnson, Therolina Bread and Warren Oliver. My best guess is Therolina Bread.

This unsigned piece has painted tattoos and beaded jewelry. Stands 7 1/2" tall by 8" across the spouts.

Excellent condition, circa 1960s.

Buyer pays $20.00 for shipping and insurance.

Retail price $750.00

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$600.00
A lovely Wedding Vase by Maricopa Indian artist Mabel Sunn. What an unusual Hohokam style design she has painted! We must admit this is the second time we have had this piece, we sold it to our collector many years ago. But we have never seen another.

Beautifully hand built shape, nicely burnished, this vase stands 7" tall and is 6" across the spouts.

Very nice original condition, minor abrasions on one side. Signed.

Buyer pays $15.00 for shipping and insurance.

Mojave and Maricopa pottery was collected by Bert Carlson of Scottsdale, Arizona, a major collector of Indian artifacts of Arizona. He began acquiring his art in about 1966, buying in galleries and at auctions and from other collectors. At the age of 92 in 2010, he divided up his collection among his three children, from whom we acquired this pottery.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$350.00
Perfect little pottery bowl made by Vesta Bread, Maricopa Indian artist, b.1912-d.1976.

Hand built with native clay, stone burnished red oxide slip, painted with mesquite sap, pit fired.

Excellent original condition, signed.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping and insurance.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$395.00
Wonderful fancy shoes are created in clay by a Tohono O'dham Indian potter, circa 1950s. Our only clue as to the maker is Pedro is carved on the bottom of one shoe.

Deep red slip is decorated with black mesquite sap paint in a floral motif.

3 1/2" tall by 5" long. They are in wonderful original condition, one small chip on the bottom of one.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping and insurance.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$200.00
Small pottery olla by master Maricopa Indian (Pi Posh) artist Ida Redbird,1892-1971.

Traditionally hand built with native clay, iron oxide slip, the 3 1/2" tall by 3" diameter vase is beautifully formed and painted with mesquite sap and bark pigment. Pit fired.

Purchased from Ida in the mid 1960s, it is in fine condition.

Ida Redbird was inducted post-humously in 1982 into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.

Buyer pays $12.00 for shipping and insurance.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$600.00
Globular pottery bowl by Maricopa Indian artist Grace Monahan stands 4 3/4" tall and is 6 1/2" diameter.

Traditionally hand crafted from native clay with the paddle and anvil method, iron oxide red slip is decorated with black mesquite sap paint, pit fired.

Grace Monahan, d.1973, was a contemporary of Ida Redbird, Mary Juan and Vesta Bread, all involved with the pottery revival of the 1930s. We see less of her pottery than any of the others.

This lovely bowl is in fine original condition, purchased from Grace in about 1970.

Buyer pays $15.00 for shipping and insurance.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$800.00
Fourteen inches tall, this is indeed a tall neck jar! Traditionally hand crafted by famed Maricopa Indian potter Vesta Bread, b.1912-d.1973.

The old style shape is remarkable for the flatter shoulder than you would see on the more modern tall necks.

Nicely painted, the red slip is deep and even in color. This is one of the nicer tall necks we have had by Vesta.

Purchased at O'odham Tosh Fair in about 1969, very fine condition. There is a lean to the tall neck when viewed from one side, pretty common for this hard to make form.

Buyer pays $35.00 for shipping and insurance.

Territorial Indian Arts and Antiques
$50.00
From Barbara Johnson, daughter of Mabel Sunn, both noted potters of the Pi Posh, Maricopa Indians is this 1 1/2" diameter pinch pot.

Nicely painted with mesquite sap on the red slipped surface, pit fired, circa 1970s-90s.

Fine original condition, we sold this when new, now returning for a new home.

Buyer pays $10.00 for shipping.

 
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